Reshet network event draws over 100 informal educators to meet, greet and tweet

Over 100 informal educators from across the community and organisations including NSPCC and Goldsmiths, University of London, came to meet, greet and tweet at Reshet’s 3rd Annual Gathering this week. Held at Twitter HQ in central London, guests were tasked with talking to at least 3 new people in a bid to expand their own professional networks.

Reshet is a specialist and skilled team, established by UJIA and the Jewish Leadership Council, to build capacity and confidence in the provision and delivery of informal education to children and young people across the Jewish community.

Reshet’s Executive Director, Shelley Marsh explains, “Informal Jewish Education is at the heart of the Jewish community with over 8,000 children and young people engaged on a weekly basis in enriching their Jewish identity and/or strengthen their relationship with Israel. Bringing together the people engaged in Jewish informal education and giving them a platform to share how they learn and teach, to understand a different context that might enhance their own working practice is hugely beneficial.”

Always championing young people guests heard from Sam Brunner, Director of the Youth Department at Alyth Synagogue who said, “It is so helpful to have a network of peers to share information and advice, to help each other as colleagues to learn, develop and create even beyond our own expectations. It is crucial that we zoom out and know others in our community and the wider Youth Work community to question how can we help each other?”

CEO of ANDi (a personal mobile gaming assistant), Ben Woolf also addressed the audience, giving his thoughts on social media & youth communication.

Next month Reshet in partnership with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is facilitating a CPD accredited Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) One-Day Training Course.

This training is aimed at those in the role of Designated Lead person on Safeguarding in communal charities including synagogues, youth organisations/movements and community centres. This training is essential in ensuring organisations meet with safeguarding legal requirements and compliance and will focus specifically on safeguarding children and young people.

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